A few months ago, whilst taking advantage of my local 'student shopping night' in The Body Shop (read: buying all the body butter I could carry for the 20% discount), I came across this little treasure - 'Matte It' skin primer - and haven't looked at another since. Hourly powder touch-ups (and the horrible 'cakey' look they tend to lead to) are a thing of the past, and I only ever need to manage my t-zone once or twice a day, tops, even with the least matte foundations. It smooths over the pores and creates the most even base of any primer I've used, and although the £12 price tag did make me hesitate a little, at first, a tiny dot goes a long way, so it lasts ages.
I can't recommend it enough for anyone who favours a matte look, whether your skin's oily or just has a natural shine to it - it's incredible!
The Body Shop 'Matte It' Skin Primer has a retail price of £12, and is available from The Body Shop Stores nationwide, or on their website, here.
Are you a fan of the dewy look, or is matte your go-to for bases?